Skutt Catholic president, Jeremy Moore, has received the Nebraska Art Teachers Association (NATA) 2020 Prism Award in recognition for significant contributions to art education. Most recently, Moore championed the school’s new addition, featuring two new art rooms, a TV and digital media classroom, a choir classroom, and a new biology laboratory.
The addition, combined with Skutt Catholic’s new entrance and entire school building refresh, was the realization of the school’s Campaign to Soar dreams. The capital campaign kicked off in 2018 and raised $5.1 million over the course of eight months. Five percent of all campaign funds will be directed to the school’s endowment fund to provide financial assistance to the school and families in need.
According to President Jeremy Moore, the new building provides a perfect learning venue for the performing and visual arts as well as emerging sciences.
“Creativity and expression are needed more than ever in today’s changing landscape, and our community has supported the growth of the arts,” he said. I was blessed to have wonderful parents and art and music teachers, who encouraged and supported me to get involved in art and music at an early age. The importance of art, music and other fine and performing arts programming is vital to having a well-rounded educational experience.
“These classrooms allow our students the functional space to thrive and expand their God-given talents as they grow as young men and women,” he continued. “The possibilities and opportunities are endless.”
Nebraska Art Teachers Association is a professional organization whose mission is to advocate for and advance quality art education in Nebraska. Each year NATA recognizes outstanding contributions to student learning, leadership in curriculum development in local school districts and communities, and participation in professional endeavors on state and/or national levels. The NATA Fall Conference Awards Ceremony will be held virtually on October 16.
Jeremy Moore pictured (center) with members of the DLR architecture team that designed the new art spacesat the December 5 blessing of the new art rooms.